Eulophia tuberculata Bolus 1889 SECTION Lissochilus

Inflorescence In Situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Partial Sun Cool Spring

Common Name The Swollen Eulophia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cape Province and Transvaal South Africa in mixed deciduous woodland, grassland and scrub at elevations of 1100 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a slender stem and a few basal, thick, stiff leaves, mostly leafless at flowering time and blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, laxly 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eulophia verrucosa (Rolfe) Butzin 1975; Lissochilus leendertziae Schltr. 1924; *Lissochilus platypetalus Lindl. 1836; Lissochilus verrucosus Rolfe 1897;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009; The Cape Orchids Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide